Down Syndrome

Many individuals with Down Syndrome are unfortunately not in close proximity to organizations that can offer immediate aid.

But do not worry!

Every U.S. State has a viable location called a University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities(UCEDD). These centers are a part of the Association of University Centers in Developmental Disabilities, and have existed for decades. 

Great news!: these services are commonly found in tertiary care centers, where professionals (Psychiatrists, social workers, etc,) are trained to work with individuals with Down Syndrome.  Parents, Please note that these services include pediatricians who can aid children in times of crisis.

These programs understand the debilitating effects of Down Syndrome on mental health. This is why robust crisis lines have been put in place in order to offer assistance. 

 Call 1-800-720-9616 to connect with trained counselors for 24/7 support.


  • After Crisis, all individuals may connect with professionals in order to establish more long term treatment:
  • The University of Cincinnati Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities is the primary care provider for disabled in Northeast Ohio.